A Changing Environment: How Women Leaders in Boston are Taking the Lead on Climate Resiliency & Community Building


Aquarium continues 2023 lecture series with panel discussion Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Aquarium exterior and Boston skyline
The New England Aquarium on Central Wharf in Boston, as seen from Boston Harbor (Photo: S. Cheng)

WHAT: In celebration of Women’s History Month, the New England Aquarium lecture series welcomes local women leaders to participate in a panel discussion, A Changing Environment: How Women Leaders in Boston are Taking the Lead on Climate Resiliency and Community Building. For the first time in history, both the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are being simultaneously led by women. This moment offers the opportunity to start conversations and begin to tackle gender equity and representation across all types of work, especially in the areas of climate change and resilient community building.

Join the Aquarium in person or online for a thought-provoking discussion featuring prominent women thought leaders making waves around climate resiliency and community building.

 The panel will include the following prominent local women leaders:

  • Kim Janey, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Mobility Pathways, and former Mayor, City of Boston
  • Vivien Li, nationally recognized waterfront expert
  • Devanshi Purohit, Associate Principal (Urban Design), CBT Architects
  • Tanisha M. Sullivan, President, NAACP Boston Branch

Moderated by Jill Valdés Horwood, Director, Boston Waterfront Initiative, Barr Foundation.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: In person at the New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, and virtual via Zoom.

HOW: Register here to reserve your ticket for the free lecture. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.


Pam Bechtold Snyder –, 617-686-5068